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Decorating with Oak Home Office Furniture

By Edited May 8, 2015 0 0

Oak home office furniture allows you to get a substantial look in your office on a budget. You might feel stuck and feel like your existing furniture is dominating your room. Instead, use a few decorating ideas to give your room a lot of different options. This will ensure that you love your workspace.

Pay attention to scale. Home offices are usually the smallest rooms in your entire home. You might hate your existing furniture when really you just don't like feeling claustrophobic. You might want to hide file cabinets in closets or just get rid of as many extra pieces as you possibly can. If you are buying a new desk then find a piece that will wrap around the perimeter of your room to maximize your work space.

Light it up. It might feel like natural wood pieces just make your room too dark. The obvious fix for this is to just redo your wall color. This won't take a lot of money. You might want to stick with a neutral tone that has a little bit of warmth to it so it matches the finish of the furniture. Gold paint will work well with this or if you want your furniture to pop or modernize the space then go with gray. Another way you can balance out your furniture is by installing under cabinet lighting. This will turn your plain bookshelves into display cabinets.

Change out your chair. If your space feels like you just threw a lot of furniture in a room then break up the least expensive pieces. For most people this is the office chair. You could try painting a dining room chair a bright turquoise for a cheerful or retro vibe. Just getting rid of that basic black office chair will make your space feel less like a cubicle with walls and more like an actual room.

Go with a specific design style. This furniture style is actually really versatile. You might want to head to a thrift store or estate sale to get a substantial piece that will totally change how you feel about oak office furniture. Sure, everyone has seen these basic desks before but you can really find a piece that is something special. You could even get an arts and crafts style desk with a rich red wood stain and ornate cabinet style doors. An art deco desk will have a lot of linear molding and might even come with a hutch that has intricate stained glass doors. You can also just go for a library theme by going with a rich red leather chair. You can even find oak desks with worn leather tops that can work with a vintage or rustic style.

Oak home office furniture can add interest to your room. You can use it in all different decorating styles. Plus, these are heirloom pieces that you can pass onto your kids someday. This is perfect if you are sick of the laminate styles that are so prevalent and cheap right now. You might want a piece with a little history or substance to it.



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